Make Money Selling Games You Stream on Twitch

Make Money when Watchers Buy Games on Twitch

Amazon-owned Twitch is now a place where you can both watch and make money streaming video games.

Earlier in the year, the streaming service had hinted about the launch of the digital games store, and now they are open for business and watchers can buy games on Twitch.

Make Money when Watchers Buy Games on Twitch

“In the spring of 2017 Twitch will be launching a new initiative to allow the sale of games and in-game items on Twitch. Partnered broadcasters that opt in can earn a 5 percent share of the revenue from purchases that originate from their channel page,” the company said in their official post. The games streaming service also added that there will be around 50 titles available this week, including Firewatch, Psychonauts, For Honor, and Telltale’s Walking Dead series among others.

Whenever you are broadcasting a game on Twitch, an offer to buy the game will automatically appear on your channel page regardless of whether you are opted in to receive revenue from purchases or not. However, to receive revenue for a purchase, you will have to be a registered partner.

Your viewers will also get a Twitch “crate” that comes loaded with a few surprises. This could be an exclusive emote, Twitch’s version o emoji; Bits, a kind of Twitch currency; or a chat badge, indicating the status of a contributor within the community.

The beauty about this setup is that you don’t have to do any selling. You just need to play and enjoy your game and you never know, you might just make some revenue out of it.

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10 Apps for Creating a Digital Business Card

10 Apps for Creating a Digital Business Card

Just about everything has gone digital. Handing over a business card to a new business lead is no different. It’s just click or two away on your mobile device.

In today’s tech-savvy world, there are apps that design, store and send digital business cards to other mobile devices.

With digital business cards, you no longer need to rummage around a drawer overflowing with business cards to follow-up on a connection. These apps make it easier than ever to organize your connections.

Apps For Creating a Digital Business Card

Here are 10 apps that you can use to create your digital business card:

SnapDat

SnapDat is a free digital business card app that easily integrates with iPhone Address book. SnapDat business cards “SnapCards” can be shared though email or via the app. The app allows you to create multiple digital business cards for different purposes. And it’s convenient for both personal and business use.

CamCard

CamCard is among the best business card apps, and for a good reason. It is intuitive as it is able to read and scan cards in over 15 languages. It also allows you to import information from social media feeds. While you can try it for free, the app will set you back $5 per user per month for the Team package and $12 per user per month for the business package.

Knowee

Knowee offers several key features including, clickable links and thumbnails, an in-depth storage system, and you can also make direct calls from the card. The app has free Basic and Premium plans for a year, while the Business plan costs between 74 cents and $3.55 per user per month.

Inigo

This app allows you to manage your digital business cards in your app’s back office and create templates that you can deploy to your team’s smartphones. Inigo works with both Apple and Android devices. The standard version, appropriate for teams, is $5.49 per month, billed annually. A free version is also available.

Haystack

This is a modern business card solution that allows anyone to receive your cards even if they don’t have the app installed. Haystack also allows you to scan, share, update and store contact info with a simple scan of the card. You can also easily create your card from scratch. This app costs $4 per month for Premium plan and $199 per month for Enterprise plan. A Forever Free plan is also available.

eVaunt

This application allows you to create digital business cards with a responsive design that’s optimized for mobile devices and a unique web page address. eVaunt also allows you to embed a Google Map, upload a profile photo as well as display social networking icons.

OneCard

This is one of the best electronic cards out there. The platform allows you to create a digital hub giving your customers the option to choose how they connect with you. For instance, you can have a small bio telling a little more about yourself. You can also have a video introduction as well as all your social networks in one place. OneCard has a free plan, but if you are looking for pro options then you will have to part with $12 per month or $120 per year.

Clinck

Available for both Android and iOS, this free digital business card app allows you to create, store and send your contacts to all interested parties. Clinck allows you to add a personal message, photo, logo or LinkedIn profile, together with clickable links to your website.

about.me

Then there’s about.me which allows you to turn your page on the app into a shareable electronic business card you can send via email or your phone. You can share any combination of information from your about.me page including your email, phone number, photo and more. Your recipients can then save your details in their phone’s address book.

Icon

This is a digital business card app that allows you to create a rich, dynamic presentations culled from your social media content. Icon automatically aggregates content from your business’ social feeds including networks like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The app is available for both Android and iOS users.

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New Twitter Location Sharing Feature Aimed at Businesses Talking to Customers in DMs

New Twitter Location Sharing Feature Aimed at Businesses Talking to Customers in DMs

Location is everything. It’s true.

And small businesses using Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) as a customer service platform can now personalize their responses better with a new locations sharing feature.

Using the Direct Messages feature on Twitter, companies can request to know the current location of a customer with a question. Knowing this information can help a business identify a customer and tailor their response based on where they are.

“Starting today, businesses building on our Direct Messages platform can request and share locations with people. Alongside quick replies, welcome messages and Customer Feedback Cards, this is yet another feature in the canvas we’re providing for businesses to create great human- and bot-powered customer experiences on Twitter,” says Twitter’s product manager Ian Cairns in an official blog post.

Twitter Location Sharing in Action

So, for example, a local towing company can now use Twitter location sharing to find stranded motorists in a flash if customers contact them for service.

Or, you can now easily lead customers to your closest open store, resolve customer complaints by identifying the correct store as well as enable ordering on the go.

New Twitter Location Sharing Feature Aimed at Businesses Talking to Customers in DMs

Customers, however, maintain control over the location information they share with your business.

“Businesses must first ask a person to share a location,” Cairns added. “That person can then choose to ignore the request, share a precise location, or pick a place name from a list — regardless of whether or not they are physically there.”

As Cairns correctly puts it, any business that seeks to deliver great customer experience must first understand a customer’s location for context.

The feature is still in beta, but you can apply to implement the new feature here.

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20 Employee Scheduling Software Solutions for Small Businesses

20 Employee Scheduling Software Solutions for Small Businesses

Managing a small or large business is no easy task especially when it comes to creating schedules and shift patterns. However, to save the day you can use employee scheduling software that can help you avoid dilemmas and conflict that may arise from poorly planned schedules.

Here are some of the best employee scheduling software for small businesses.

Employee Scheduling Software

Deputy

Deputy is a solid employee scheduling software for small to medium sized businesses. It is particularly suited for small businesses such as fast food joints that heavily rely on shift workers. With add-on people management modules and open API, the platform could serve as the company’s main HR management hub. The premium package — adaptable to a number of businesses — costs $1 per user per month.20 Employee Scheduling Software Solutions for Small Businesses - Deputy

Humanity

Humanity is a modern employee scheduling software. With it you get forecasts, reports, a highly-responsive mobile website and considerable support. It also includes direct integration with Point-of-Sale (POS) and human resources software. However, it’s considerably more expensive than Deputy, costing between $45 and $175 per month, billed annually. The price changes with the number of employees.

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Shiftboard

Shiftboard is a diverse and powerful employee scheduling software with pricing plans ranging from $1 per user for the basic plan to $6 for the enterprise plan. Besides scheduling, Shiftboard also allows you to track all types of staff information from performance ratings to skills and certifications. This software might be suitable for cafes, barbershops and salons and other similar businesses.

20 Employee Scheduling Software Solutions for Small Businesses - Shiftboard

When I Work

This is an attractive employee scheduling platform that works on both desktops and mobile devices. When I Work offers plenty of features including templates and shortcuts that can help you speed up scheduling. The software costs $9 per month for five users and the price keeps on increasing with the number of employees that you seek to schedule. This software may be best suited for food and beverage service businesses like bars or restaurants.

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APS Online

This software provides you with state-of-the-art human resource management service with enterprise-level functionality and flexible configuration that’s designed for successful employee scheduling at small to medium sized businesses. APS Online offers data integration, payroll, reports and analytics, along with other features.

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Ximble

Ximble allows you to manage staff scheduling and communicate as well as time track. This software works with PCs and mobile devices and is perfect for businesses, especially those in healthcare, retail and hospitality.  It costs as low as $1 per user per month.

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HotSchedules

If you own a café or restaurant with a predominantly mobile-centric workforce and need real time metrics then you need to consider HotSchedules. The user interface, however, takes a little bit of getting used to.

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Snap Schedule

Snap Schedule is a tool featuring drag and drop scheduling, auto conflict detection, extensive reporting mechanisms and more. The interface, however, needs a little bit of work as it is a bit cluttered. The price is also quite high for many small businesses starting at $450, but there is a unique pitch here. This is a one-time payment!

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Kronos Workforce Ready

This software is a highly configurable, all-in-one HR management software for small and growing businesses. Kronos Workforce Ready best suits retail businesses.

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ZoomShift

ZoomShift is a worthwhile scheduling software for cafes and coffee shops, retail stores as well as restaurants and bars. The software offers time clock and time sheets, work schedule template, employee scheduling as well as many other features offered by platforms designed for much larger workforces. Pricing starts at $15 per month for up to five employees. The cost keeps increasing with number of employees.

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UltiPro

The cloud-based UltiPro will help you simplify work experiences for your employees and also help you simplify payroll computations, deliver personalized talent acquisition experiences as well as manage attendance and time.

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Appointy

This is a simple yet powerful employee scheduling software that is designed to help you create employee schedules, accept payments online, create gift cards, send automated emails as well as integrate with Google calendar. Appointy is perfect for businesses in the salon and beauty, health and wellness industries as well as those operating day care centers or pet walking businesses.

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Homebase

This software makes hourly working easier for the entire business. Homebase eliminates headaches of scheduling, payroll and team communications. The software consists of timesheets, time clock and labor cost reporting.

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Calamari

This software is integrated with Office 365, G Suite and Slack. Calamari allows businesses to track and plan all types of time off, vacation and sick leave. The app could be effective for businesses with presence in multiple locations.

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Findmyshift

This software allows you to create and share staff schedules from anywhere. It features a drag and drop functionality and with it you are able to schedule an unlimited number of staff. Findmyshift also sends shift reminders. It costs $35 per month.

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ClockIt

ClockIt helps you manage leaves, route plans, holidays, employee GPS tracking and much more. The software allows you to access your dashboard on both desktop and mobile devices. The software costs $8 per month for up to 10 users and goes up to $100 for up to 100 users.

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QuickStaff

Quickstaff helps you schedule and organize your staff with Yahoo & Hotmail Calendar, Google Calendar, iCal (Apple) and Outlook. Your employees may also appreciate the software’s simplicity such as the simple feature of being able to click a button to accept a work invitation. The lowest plan is $20 per month for up to 25 employees.

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LocalTable

This software is effective for event and catering businesses in need of a simple way to schedule employees. You can easily access all your staff and venue information on mobile or PC. LocalTable also allows you to manage all your event information as well as reports and invoices. Pricing starts at $29 per month.

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Bizimply

Bizimply allows you to create employee schedules in minutes. You can also run costs on each schedule as you create it to ensure you stay within your budget. Instantly send schedules with a simple click. This app may best suite operators of cafes and restaurants. Pricing starts at €40 per month for up to 10 employees.

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ShiftNote

With ShiftNote, you won’t have to install software. You can access all features directly from the internet. Beyond employee scheduling, this software also allows you to track employee issues, announcements, an events calendar and more. Cost is $34.95 per month.

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What Are Second Screen Stats and What Do They Mean to Your Business?

Second Screen Stats Show That Use Keeps Rising -- How Your Small Business Can Take Advantage

More than 70 percent of adults surf the web on their phones while they watch TV.

They’re looking at sites they see in commercials. And they’re definitely reading and commenting on social media. You can assume they’re also doing other things like looking up actors’ previous roles, sports stats, etc.

This happens so often a term has evolved to describe the people who exhibit this behavior: second screen audiences.

Second Screen Stats

New data from eMarketer indicates that this phenomenon is growing rapidly. Exactly 74.1 percent of adults this year will surf the web on their phone while they watch TV. Data suggests this figure will increase to 79 percent next year.  Just three years ago, just over half of all adults would go on the web on their phones while they watched television.

This increase in second screen use is not limited to smartphones, either. The eMarketer data shows that desktop and laptop use by adults watching TV at the same time continues to go up. The same can be said for tablet use.

What Are People Searching For While Watching TV?

A long time ago there was a push to connect the web and TV directly. Now, however, thanks to the emergence of second screen audiences, they are. Though that connection is more indirect than what might have been originally envisioned.

More people are searching for and talking about the things they see on TV than ever before.

The eMarketer data shows that 31 percent of second screen audiences are browsing the web for content related to what they’re watching. Only back in 2014, that number was just 23 percent.

Nineteen percent of people are using their second screen to have social conversations related to what they’re watching. That’s up 2 percent from 2014.

For brands and companies that take advantage of this phenomenon, it’s really a form of social media newsjacking. That’s where businesses get involved in conversations revolving around current events.

What Your Small Business Can Do to Reach Second Screen Audiences

Twitter’s content manager Marissa Window writes on the Business for Twitter blog that people conversing about their TV viewing like to see brands interact.

She writes:

“Fans on Twitter like seeing brands join the conversation with relevant content or deals, and the same can be said about ads — 42 percent more time is spent looking at Twitter Ads relevant to surrounding content.”

So, align your social media strategy to talk to this crowd. Think about the shows and events on TV that tend to get people talking.

In entertainment, you know the Twitter and Facebook feeds light up when it’s Oscars night. And in sports, big games like the Super Bowl, March Madness and other championships bring out sports fans and their opinions.

One area where you might want to shy away from is politics, however. There, you risk alienating half your audience with just one post.

Think about the audience that’s most attracted to your business and brand. Find their social media conversations and join in. Reality shows are great examples. They’re often business-based and have loyal followers who like to chat online while they’re watching.

For example, a small restaurant might want to join in the conversation on #TopChef while a boutique clothing store would seek to talk to audiences tweeting about #ProjectRunway.

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Millennials and College Students Prefer Snapchat to Facebook, Survey Says

Millennials Prefer Snapchat over Facebook

According to a survey carried out by online marketplace for student loan refinancing LendEDU, 58 percent of college students are checking Snapchat (NYSE:SNAP) before Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook combined.

Millennials Prefer Snapchat over Facebook

During the poll, 9,381 current college students were asked the following question: “You open your phone and have a notification badge on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and LinkedIn … which do you click first?”

Normally, you would think that the world’s most popular social media network Facebook would come in first. Not this time! Snapchat came in first with 58 percent followed by Instagram at 27 percent and Facebook at 13 percent. LinkedIn had a measly 2 percent. And even so, the total percentage of the three socials only gets to 42 percent, which is still way lower than Snapchat’s 58 percent.

Should this survey impact your social media strategy? The average number of Snapchat daily users’ stands at 150 million. While you can’t compare this number with Facebook’s one billion active users, clearly 150 million daily users are hard to ignore. This can be a huge target audience for your small business marketing. You could use the platform to share events, products, demos, flash sales, feedback and a lot more.

Clearly though, you need to make sure your marketing tactics are appealing to this audience.

You will also need to put a little more effort into growing your Snapchat following — if you don’t already have one. Unlike Instagram, which smoothly integrates with Facebook, Snapchat doesn’t integrate with any other platform.

Don’t have a Snapchat account? Here are a few tips to get you started.

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Animaker Introduces First Animated Vertical Video Platform

Animaker Vertical Video App

While you may have been accustomed to watching videos horizontally thanks to the TV and movies, the next video marketing wave is vertical videos.

Vertical videos were historically shunned by creative agencies, marketers and video creators because they did not fit the aspect ratio of established moving image forms.

However, the rise of apps like Periscope and Snapchat that use the mobile-friendly “vertical” or portrait format have led to an explosion in vertical videos. And to help you easily create the vertical, animated marketing videos to fit this news trend, video platform Animaker is leading the way.

The company claims it is also first to create a vertical animated video format too.

The Animaker Vertical Video App

Animaker is a cloud-based DIY video animation software that comes in handy when you seek to create studio quality professional video.

In a blog post, the company says that they decided to upgrade their platform to allow the creation of vertical videos after 73 percent of of the 10,000 people asked in a targeted survey indicated a preference for vertical videos as the next big thing in video marketing.

So why the high demand for this type of video? “Living in the smartphone era, it is only a matter of time when vertical videos completely crush other formats,” Animaker’s content marketer Arvind Kesh stated. “There has been a tremendous spike in vertical videos online from a mere 5 percent to a whopping 30 percent in just five years!”

Kesh also went ahead to mention that vertical videos might be the right format for businesses that want to make marketing videos for Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and the like.

Animaker has three pricing plans: Personal, which is $9 per month billed annually; Startup, which is $19 per month billed annually; and Business, which is $39 per month billed annually.

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How to Use Slack for Your Small Business Team – Free!

Getting Started With Slack for Free

Slack is a messaging and collaboration system on steroids. The app brings all your team’s communications and files where they are instantly searchable.

You can pretty much do everything in Slack — from keeping tabs on your business finances at a glance while tracking how your customers use your app to getting a daily digest of top news from around the web.

For businesses, Slack offers three packages: Free, Standard and Plus. The last two are paid options. However, you can get started and try Slack for an unlimited time for Free.

Getting Started with Slack for Free

Click on Pricing > Slack for Teams and then choose “Create New Team” under the Free option.

Getting Started With Slack for Free

Enter your email address and click “Next.” A confirmation code will then be sent to your email address. Enter it and once it is confirmed you will be asked to enter your first and last name, followed by your preferred password.

Slack will then ask you to enter your team details. This includes what you intend to use Slack for, your business type as well as the size.

Getting Started With Slack for Free

Enter your business name and Slack will automatically create a URL for your business.

Getting Started With Slack for Free

Invite your Team Members to Join

At this point you can invite your team members to join your Slack team. You can however skip this part until after you are done with setting up.

Getting Started With Slack for Free

Features

The free Slack version provides you with a variety of features including:

  • 10 apps or service integrations
  • Searchable message archives, up to 10k of your team’s most recent messages
  • Native apps for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows Desktop
  • 5GB total file storage for the team
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Two-person voice and video calls

However, if you want group voice call functionality, extra storage space per team member and features like real-time Active Directory sync with OneLogin, Okta, Centrify, and Ping Identity, then you should consider upgrading your account to the paid Standard or Plus plans.

The Standard package starts at $6.67 per month and the Plus begins at $12.50 per month. Both include enhanced features not available in the free package. But they might be useful as your business grows.

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Facebook Now Allows Live Video Broadcasts from Your Laptop or Desktop

Users Can Now Use Facebook Live from Computer and Laptop Devices

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is taking live streaming to another level as it recently announced that users can now, in addition to smartphones and mobile devices, broadcast live video directly from their laptop or desktop computers.

Facebook Live from Computer and Laptop Devices

“While it’s been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since last year, desktop or laptop computers provide a stable camera setup that can be beneficial to many types of Facebook Live broadcasts — from Q&As to vlogs to tutorials to any broadcast from someone who isn’t on the move,” the company said in an official post.

The update also allows personal accounts to post live video feeds, not just a business Page. “We’ve also added a new feature that makes it easy to use streaming software or external hardware when going live from a computer. This capability previously was possible only through a Page, but we’ve heard feedback from our community that it would be useful for profiles, too.”

Facebook Live was introduced in August 2015 and back then it was only available to a few selected celebrities. In December of the same year, Facebook decided it was time to let more people have fun with the app.

Facebook Live Video for Small Businesses

While the ability to use Facebook Live from computer or laptop devices may be welcome news for those who want a more stable setup, the need for high quality livestreaming to catch your audience’s attention hasn’t changed:

Use a Third-party App to Improve Your Broadcast

Do you at times come across Facebook Live videos that sound and look amazing, while others are a bit difficult to hear and see? To create a good quality broadcast, you need to consider using a third part app such as Telestream’s Wirecast.

Invest in Better Equipment

At the very least get away from background noise. But for good quality sound, invest in a noise cancelling microphone. Be sure to stream using an HD camera whenever possible.

Create a Studio for your Broadcasts

For TV-quality streams, you will have to get a dedicated machine that’s specifically designed to handle high-quality live streaming, with proprietary software loaded onto it. Based on your needs, two companies you’ll want to look at are NewTek and Livestream.

Create Events Listings on Facebook to Promote Upcoming Broadcasts

One of the live broadcast challenges is getting enough people to watch and engage with you. However, to counter this, you need to start promoting your broadcasts before you go live. You could easily do this by using the Events listings on Facebook.

Be Consistent

Probably the most important tip is to broadcast consistently. That counts even if it’s once a week. If people know to expect a live stream from your company or brand, they’ll start looking for it.

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Social Jukebox Provides Alternative to Hootsuite, Edgar

What is Social Jukebox and How Does it Work?

If you’re looking for a way to manage your social media accounts, you may want to give Social Jukebox a try.

What is Social Jukebox?

Social Jukebox is an automated social media management tool that allows you to load content into a “jukebox” and schedule how often you want your social media posts to go out. This system is completely automatic.

The tool allows you to easily link with your LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

How does it Work?

It’s pretty easy really. You just need to choose your pricing plan and click subscribe.

What is Social Jukebox and How Does it Work?

The free plan gives you 2 jukeboxes, 5 stored Targeted Posts as well as 300 stored jukebox tweets or posts. However, free accounts are limited to 5 tweets and one post daily on Facebook and Twitter.

What is a Jukebox?

A jukebox is more like a box where you store all your content and you are at liberty to choose how often you would like the content to be posted.

Each jukebox gives you enough space to store thousands of posts and set them up for posting.

You can send posts or tweets over 100 times per day. Your schedule is also flexible. You can set different times for each day of the week. The beauty is, when the jukebox runs out of tweets, it automatically starts to post and tweet over again. This is completely automatic.

What is a Targeted Post?

Social Jukebox offers a targeted posts feature that allows you to schedule posts that can be repeated a few times to ensure your followers see them. This can be on a daily, weekly or annual basis.

Thank You Tweets

Social Jukebox even automates thank you tweets to recognize those who have mentioned you. The platform’s free plan allows you to automatically thank up to 50 people every Friday for their interaction. This is a real time saver compared to trying to track and collect all those who have mentioned you over the week.

Mentions Database

Social Jukebox automatically collects all of your business’s Twitter mentions and store them in your database. You will then be able to see your top promoters in a graph so you can send them a personal thank you message or develop strategies to engage them further.

How it compares with its Competitors

Like Hootsuite and Edgar, Social Jukebox does a good job allowing you to schedule your tweets and posts to get them in front of your customers at the best possible time so that you can focus on other things. Similar to Edgar, Social Jukebox most certainly solves the “disappearing updates” dilemma with its targeted post feature. However, the tool currently only supports LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts, while Hootsuite allows you to manage Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Google Plus, MySpace, WordPress and Mixi — individual profiles and business pages.

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